From July 31 through August 2, 2023, I had the opportunity to attend the 25th annual Westford Symposium on Building Science, better known as Building Science Summer Camp. 490 invited building science enthusiasts from all walks of the construction industry attended the annual event. An estimated 550 showed up to Dr Joe Lstiburek’s back yard at the end of each day (more on the end of day networking in a bit). The three-day event included presentations from some of the best building scientists, architects, and builders in the industry. People like Katrin Kingenberg, co-founder and executive director of Phius (Passive House Institute US) who gave a talk on the past, present, and future of passive house. Building Science Corporation’s own Kohta Ueno discussed multifamily buildings and summer humidity. And my personal favorite, Mark Rosenbaum’s Monitoring-Using Data to Solve Problems. A total of 14 different courses were presented to all the attendees in one giant classroom over the three-day event.
Even though the education was great, and was the main reason I attended, this blog isn’t about what I learned. I wanted to write about the experience, what it was like to attend my first building science summer camp. Continue reading “Construction Education-Westford Symposium on Building Science (Building Science Summer Camp)”